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Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Look for Dynamat, I got a roll about 3 times what...

Look for Dynamat, I got a roll about 3 times what I needed to do the bellypan. Easy to install and worked great cutting down the sound.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13,868
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Posted By Jim Davis
Bummer. Hey Andreas shoot me an E-Mail with news....

Bummer. Hey Andreas shoot me an E-Mail with news. I got news too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44,831
Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
Is that not the stock rack? I have one just like...

Is that not the stock rack? I have one just like it on mine.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Pay some idiot when you can learn as you go and...

Pay some idiot when you can learn as you go and add to your skills? Ha! If you want something done right, do it yourself. Plenty of people can't wrench, so no worries the 'Pros' will be supported.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Jim Davis
I would suggest a Powerlet Socket which will do...

I would suggest a Powerlet Socket which will do the GPS or Heated clothing, and an air compressor if necessary.

Doing it this way means you can get by with my 3 Circuit Solution. This unit is very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Pity, there are thousands of different bike from...

Pity, there are thousands of different bike from 60-400 cc here in Japan. I figured they must export some 400s or 500s but maybe not so many and as you say, mostly old tech.

So the WR250 is rather...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 44,831
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Posted By Jim Davis
I'm in Japan and any bike up to 250 cc never...

I'm in Japan and any bike up to 250 cc never needs the biannual government inspection. And insurance and tax etc is dirt cheap.

The next class up is the 400cc class. Sure some Japanese companies...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 44,831
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Posted By Jim Davis
I had a T63 on the back of my Africa Twin and it...

I had a T63 on the back of my Africa Twin and it was scary on wet pavement. Bit too knobby for me I'm afraid. I doubt I'll get in to mud or really need to rip up dirt roads. Plus there's incredible...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Tourance tires?

Has anyone run Tourance tires on their WRR? I'm thinking they might be a good choice for mostly pavement riding.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Jim Davis
My bike's engine is stock and the other day in...

My bike's engine is stock and the other day in 6th gear I tested to see how well it picked up. Even at just above idle it pulled well. Maybe if you were heavily loaded up it had trouble pulling in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 04:36 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
Clean the connector terminals from alternator....

Clean the connector terminals from alternator. These terminals get corroded over time and inhibit charging. Better still replace them, but if you clean them and get better charging you know where the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 44,831
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Posted By Jim Davis
I have a gel pad on the seat, and just got mesh...

I have a gel pad on the seat, and just got mesh bicycle shorts with gel pads in it. The combo allowed me to ride for 2 hours non stop. Bit of discomfort, should have stopped for a rest half way, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 11:29 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
He hit a tree in the middle of the road? Ok if...

He hit a tree in the middle of the road? Ok if you say so.

I'm not telling anyone how to ride, I'm just suggesting you might want to backoff just a bit, there's no prize for getting to the end of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44,831
Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
Hahaha, I underestimate the bike, you don't think...

Hahaha, I underestimate the bike, you don't think the guy that went down overestimated a bit?

I understand you live in flat country, there's no curves in the road, no lovely mountain panoramas to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44,831
Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
Personally, I don't want to give the cops any...

Personally, I don't want to give the cops any more reasons to pull me over. We know they pick on bikers, but bikes with headlights that are illegal really stick out and just give them a reason to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:35 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
If you want to replace the stock headlight with...

If you want to replace the stock headlight with these and retain the stock H4 Socket and wiring, you can use an H4 Coupler to plug into the stock Socket, and install some wires from the Coupler to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44,831
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Posted By Jim Davis
Wow, just thinking about this type of riding...

Wow, just thinking about this type of riding gives me chills. Sure, I'm older but I want to bring my nice little WRR home in one piece. Me too, I wanna live without pain. I can't help but think some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Ok on my own 3CS for the WRR, I used more...

Ok on my own 3CS for the WRR, I used more compact, slimmer sealed connectors. I will be using these on a WRR specific 3CS in the future. I managed to tuck them in behind the sidecover, beside the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44,831
Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
I had a T63 on the back of my Africa Twin when I...

I had a T63 on the back of my Africa Twin when I got it. It was scary on damp pavement, but great offroad. For me, I really like carving twisty pavement so it's not going to be an option on the WRR....
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
You just gave me an idea for a 3CS Output...

You just gave me an idea for a 3CS Output Doubler, a short pigtail with one input and 2 outputs. Of course extra connector and terminals are available.

Thanks for the input on Kit lengths, I might...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
Well I'll be doing more testing, and the rebound...

Well I'll be doing more testing, and the rebound damping is real easy to adjust, but when I cranked it to max I could feel the rear wheel was bouncing badly (hard to explain yes). It just felt like...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 11:10 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
Yes, seen where the airbox mod does give you some...

Yes, seen where the airbox mod does give you some room. Why not use Dual Lock velcro to keep it in place. Adds maybe 1/8" in height.

As to putting both hots and grounds on the same side - this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
shock rebound damping

Ok I read about this, so I set my rear shock rebound damping to max at 3 out. I did a test ride and immediately I knew this was way too much damping. So I set it back at stock and it works great.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Jim Davis
I think most riders of this bike are 6 foot tall...

I think most riders of this bike are 6 foot tall or more, eh?

With the 3CS you can power 4 or even more things, just double up your low current stuff. Or for example put a double power socket on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44,831
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Posted By Jim Davis
Couple pics from my first real ride yesterday. ...

Couple pics from my first real ride yesterday.

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Company/WR250R/by-waterfall.jpg
Not the clearest day and couldn't get further up due to snow. My place is over half...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 11:06 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
I'm not sure where you'll put a PC-8 on this...

I'm not sure where you'll put a PC-8 on this bike. If you removed the servo (and who hasn't) you could make a bracket and mount it there.

I put a 3CS in, tied the relay to one servo mount, 3CS...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:07 PM
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Views: 8,673,608
Posted By Jim Davis
WR250R in Japan

Hey guys and gals, no more VStrom, no more Africa Twin, just got a WR250R and love it! Ordered an IMS 3 gal tank and handguards but here she is as received. Not crazy about blue so got lucky and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Jim Davis
Jim here. I try to get people to read my Shipping...

Jim here. I try to get people to read my Shipping Page. I personally always read the shipping info before I order. I know people are in a hurry, I know people assume all companies on the internet are...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,388
Posted By Jim Davis
Looks nice for sand, maybe mud. I love my new...

Looks nice for sand, maybe mud. I love my new Siracs though for all around riding. Will send pics when I get a chance.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Well guys, been awhile hope y'all have been...

Well guys, been awhile hope y'all have been having a great summer's riding.
I ordered a pair of Michelin Siracs, anyone want to comment on these?
I found very few tires to fit my AT, and these were...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Check your 30A fuse. It may be blown or corroded....

Check your 30A fuse. It may be blown or corroded. It is rare for any R/R to just go bad without the signs of burnt connectors, especially with such low miles on the bike. If you're seeing Voltage...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13,868
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Posted By Jim Davis
Your AT may have the same rear brakelight...

Your AT may have the same rear brakelight connector as my RD03:
http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_Specific/Africa_Twin/at-rearbrakeswitch-2.jpg

The connector with SW written on it is the one,...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
I make the 3 Circuit Solution. Needless to say...

I make the 3 Circuit Solution. Needless to say it's the solution for your problems. I have one on my AT. Feeds an H4 Relay Kit, GPS/Charge Socket, and a Heated Gear Socket.

Incidentally, I popped...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
But the alternator isn't smart, it always pumps...

But the alternator isn't smart, it always pumps out the same current depending on rpm. Those connections feed the R/R where the current is dealt with and converted. Running HI beams doe NOT lower the...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Here's an image of mine: ...

Here's an image of mine:

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Stuff/R-R_Swap/Honda_CBR_600RR_-r-unit.JPG

Notice it's an FH008-EB?

Must be the Eastern Beaver special model :rofl
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13,868
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Posted By Jim Davis
Picture made it fine. The FH008 should work fine...

Picture made it fine. The FH008 should work fine for you. I mounted mine in my RD03 so hopefully yours will be a perfect mounting match as I was.

Mine had the 4 battery wires, it was also from a...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Well I got an Africa Twin on auction, and it's a...

Well I got an Africa Twin on auction, and it's a bit different, check it out:

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Company/History/Africa_Twin/at1.JPG
...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Hi guys. Well I notice on auctions here a mint...

Hi guys. Well I notice on auctions here a mint RD04 with 5600 kms... hmmm.

Current price is pretty good, auction ends tomorrow. I just might bid on her.

Good bike to keep around for visitors I...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Well I want something that lasts and handles well...

Well I want something that lasts and handles well on the road. I don't do mud etc but I do get onto some rough roads. The Enduro 3 Saharas were great when new but they didn't last long and now are...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 4,855,497
Posted By Jim Davis
Hi guys, hey about time this thread was a sticky!...

Hi guys, hey about time this thread was a sticky!

Now my buddy got these new mirrors on his Transalp and I'm thinking to get some on my Africa Twin. They are a bit wider than stock and I think...
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